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Go Dog, Go! April 28-30 West Theatre Animal Allies presents the stage version of the 1961 children’s classic often mistakenly attributed to Dr. Seuss, though the author is P.D. Eastman. Dogs sing, dance, howl at the moon, drive cars and have colorful adventures.
Discord at Dawn Friday, April 28, 8 p.m. Caddy Shack In 2015, the goddess Gaia called forth four champions from around the Twin Ports. Each were given an instrument of unfathomable power, capable of summoning Captain DAD, defender of music and hero to the underground. Sour Venom goes on at 8, Mvrrow at 9, Discord at Dawn at 10 and God's Holy Blood at 11.
Herbster Smelt Fry Saturday, April 29, 2-6 p.m. Herbster Historic Log Gym Celebrate the beginning of spring in this tiny South Shore community with fried smelt, Captain Ken’s Firehouse Beans and homemade desserts. Win one (or more) door and raffle prizes. This event benefits the Herbster Community and its scholarships.
Pocketknife Saturday, April 29, 7 p.m. Cedar Lounge Iron Rangers Karl Sundquist, Jill Burkes, Rob Wheeler, Josh Palmi and Sam Papin have been making music together in overlapping projects over the past 15 years. They have brought their collective talents to write Americana songs with the grit of rock and lyrics of folk music. With Grand Holler.
Homegrown Music Festival April 30-May 7 Multiple locations Annual celebration of the original and diverse music of Duluth and surrounding communities. What started in 1999 with 10 acts has matured to an eight-day local music, arts and cultural extravaganza. See duluthhomegrown.org for the detailed schedule.
Twin Ports Choral Project Sunday, April 30, 2 p.m. Weber Music Hall Join the Twin Ports Choral Project and the Twin Cities a cappella chamber choir Kantorei as they present Josef Rheinberger's “Mass in E Flat” for double choir, written in 1878 after his rejection of the conservative Cecilian movement which aimed to reform Roman Catholic music.
Global Percussion Concert Tuesday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. UWS Thorpe Langley Auditorium Caribbean steel band music, Ghanaian drumming, Mexican-style marimba music, plus a collaboration with The College of St. Scholastica to perform a concerto in the style of Indian classical music.